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Kizomba Experience Tour

Country: Angola
City: Luanda
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Dance

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Try a class of one of the most famous dances that is conquering the world, Kizomba. A traditional dance from Angola.

A little about Kizomba:

In Angola, in the 1950s and 1960s, many typical Angolan musical styles, such as semba, Kompa and caduque, were danced in the big parties, known as "kizombadas". The kizomba, as a dance, has its origins in exactly these parties, with renowned dancers such as Mateus Pele do Zangado, João Cometa and Joana Perna Mbunco or Jack Rumba, who were the best known and wrote on the floor the notorious past of their styles of exhibition at the semba rhythm. These steps have evolved over time to a slower style, also accompanying a less busy rhythm than semba, already typical in the 1970s and known as semba slow, a less traditional rhythm but more to the liking of young people, becoming a mixture of rhythms and flavors, a dance full of warmth and sensuality that provides true complicity and empathy between peers. This style began to evolve between 1980 and 1981 with groups such as Os Fachos, a group linked to the FAPLA and led by Bel do Samba and Afro Sond Star who mixed the slow semba with the kilapanga leading to the appearance of the rhythm known as kizomba.

The term kizomba also appears linked to the style in 1981, through the "Bibi o rei da Passada", a percussionist from SOS, a group that joining other styles, such as Angolan merengue, to the rhythms developed by other contemporary groups, developed a more appealing sound. and dancing that started to circulate through the Angolan binge. One of the members of this group was Eduardo Paim (considered the Inventor of Kizomba ") who, after the dissolution of the SOS, moved to Portugal taking with him the kizomba rhythm, which began to attract fans in Portuguese lands but mistakenly for a variant of Zouk.

Then enjoy a dinner overlooking the Luanda Bay.

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